Bronze award is mu­sic to school’s ears

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

ALL Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege has been recog­nised for its out­stand­ing mu­sic depart­ment.

The school has been awarded the In­cor­po­rated So­ci­ety of Mu­si­cians’ Bronze cer­tifi­cate in GCSE mu­sic, which recog­nises that more than 10pc of all its GCSE stu­dents achieved and A*-C in mu­sic last year.

Vicci El­liott, head of mu­sic, said: “We are in­cred­i­bly proud of the hard work and com­mit­ment of our mu­sic staff and stu­dents at All Hal­lows.

“We have had a re­ally suc­cess­ful year with GCSE mu­sic, with the most suc­cess­ful re­sults to date. An ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple that hard work re­ally does pay off.”

Tony Billings, ex­ec­u­tive prin­ci­pal at the school, said: “We are ex­tremely proud of our mu­sic pro­vi­sion in col­lege both as an aca­demic sub­ject and in our ex­tracur­ric­u­lar of­fer, which both help to de­velop the whole per­son and pro­vide an amaz­ing ar­ray of op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“We trea­sure the per­form­ing arts at All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege and en­joy see­ing the pro­vi­sion grow and de­velop year on year. A fan­tas­tic achieve­ment, well done to our stu­dents and all the staff team who sup­port and en­cour­age in so many ways.”

Lily Smith, year eight, on the cello at All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege

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